The broad markets, and crude oil futures, received a boost from the Federal Reserve after they announced more quantitative easing would be on its way. However, three energy stocks did not need the Fed’s help, as they soared past all the major indices. Heckmann gained 6.2%, still showing momentum from its acquisition of Power Fuels last week. Magnum Hunter Resources and Alpha Natural Resources outdid Heckmann, increasing their recent gains. Check out the video below for a recap on today’s high flyers. 


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